We are published. Late last fall, a group of 25 dedicated project managers were tapped to contribute to a book on the most important lesson that we had learned as project managers. Dave and Derek were instrumental bringing this book to market.
Project management is a little like herding lizards. Lizards are all over everywhere. They can climb walls, scurry across ceilings, and hide in plain sight. More often than not, projects exhibit similar behaviour. You never know how they will end, where they will go, how much they will cost, or whether it will be considered a success. When I was asked to contribute to the book, I went back to the 90 or so journals where I have recorded my thoughts, ideas and charted my progress over the years. I average about 4 journals a year. Some years, more but never less than three. There was a common theme in the journals.
“You Can’t Phone It In” is my topic. As I went through the journals, I could see that it was the times when I took shortcuts that caused the most grief. Not just for me. The impact was felt by my project stakeholders, my family and my friends.
In future blogs, I will walk you how the lessons turned from notes to process and from process to habit.
“Lessons are permanent only if you do something with the lesson.”
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